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'''Frederick Douglass''' (born '''Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey''',  – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and Politician|statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the Abolitionism in the United States|abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. In his time he was described by abolitionists as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. "Moreover, though he does not make the point explicitly, again the very fact that Douglass is ably disputing this argument on this occasion celebrating a select few's intellect and will (or moral character) — this fact constitutes a living...
Urlhttp://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324
Jstor30147499
DateJanuary 1981| journal = The Florida Historical Quarterly
Volume59
Issue3
Pages340–344
Urlhttps://books.google.com/books?id=wN9Dj-_wM0IC&pg=PA33&dq=%22I+would+unite+with+anybody+to+do+right+and+with+nobody+to+do+wrong.%22#v=onepage&q=%22I%20would%20unite%20with%20anybody%20to%20do%20right%20and%20with%20nobody%20to%20do%20wrong.%22&f=false
Year1855
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